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handful of confused people called police to see whether or not it was true. the emergency alert aired in afternoon programming on krtv. the station is working to find out how it happened. there's a lot more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. from the cnn center this saturday morning, great to see you, i'm susan hendricks. it is february 16. i'm in for randi kaye today. a frightening scene over california. a fireball barrels across the san francisco sky soon after a meteor explodes over russia. is there a connection? and it's happened. carnival creuise lines slapped with its first lawsuit. and authorities investigate the motive for a shocking killing that could send this olympic hero to prison. first, california authorities say it appears
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suspected cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, following through on his promise not to be taken alive. autopsy results showed dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records do confirm it was his body found in a burned out cabin on tuesday following that week-long manhunts. we will have more on this case and what may have happened to the million-dollar reward, where it's going ahead. half a world away, authorities are looking closely at a possible motive in the horrific killing of a top model who was found dead at the home of her boyfriend, olympic hero oscar pistorius. he sobbed uncontrollably as he was charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he is now in jail. we'll go to south africa for the latest on the case in a few. president obama is calling on congress to pass laws to reduce gun violence. during an appearance at a chicago high school, the president said 65 out of 443 victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under
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18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor
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-- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, it's widespread. but not really substantial. most of the damage was inflicted upon glass and window frames. a big cleanup and repair operation to fix that is underway. the latest estimate from russian authorities here, though, is that the total bill will be around $300 million. >> do we know specifically about the meteor so far? i'm surprised, first of all, that the injuries weren't more serious. have they found any traces of the meteor? >> reporter: the authorities have been tracking what they believed were a number of fragments that flew off in different directions over a very wide area. when the original single media hit the atmosphere. one of them is believed to have
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fallen not far from where i am, an hour's drive from here where locals said a big piece of the meteor struck a frozen lake, punching through the ice. they believe into the water at the bottom of the lake. local authorities have zoned off that area. we -- we walked out on to the lake today to get a look at the hole in the ice that is said to be there now. we're not allowed to get very close. we're told government divers went down into these freezing waters to take a look but were not able to see anything when they did. >> as you know, an asteroid also passed close to the earth yesterday. are these two events related in any way? that's the big question today. >> reporter: certainly. the broad scientific consensus from the last 24 hours or so seems to be no, it is just something of a cosmic coincidence that within hours of each other two different asteroids approached in from two different directions. unfortunately it was the big one
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that did the damage.. susan? >> thank you. appreciate it. well, from space to the water. we knew this would happen. the first passengers stranded aboard the disabled carnival "triumph" is suing. the lawsuit blames the company for negligence and fraud. cassie terry called her cruise "a floating hell and a floating toilet" that made her fear for her health. she is seeking unspecified damage. carnival says it has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment yet on it. the travel nightmare didn't end for some of the passengers even after they finally got off the ship in mobile, alabama. can you believe this -- a bus taking them to new orleans broke down on the highway. >> basically we were driving down the road, we're thinking that we're going to get in this warm bed, we're going to have a hot shower, have a good meal. and he starts pulling over to the side of the road, rattling in the back. he gets out and a belt's come loose, you know. we're there for about an hour before we could take off. we don't get in until 5:00 a.m. >> it wasn't over yet for that
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poor guy. when jacob combs finally made it to the airport, his plane for galveston, texas, you guessed it -- it was delayed. didn't take off for hours. >> we get on this flight that's supposed to leave at 8:30. i'm on my phone, not paying attention. all of a sudden i look at my watch, 9:30, 9:45, an hour and 15 minutes past when we were supposed to leave. i couldn't find a stewardess. we finally took off, and i didn't know what happened. when i landed, shelly, one of my friends on board, said, "i can't believe it happened to us again." she was on the bus. she said it was an electrical problem and that's what caused the delay. it just -- you know, it's a domino effect. shipwreck, bus breaks, then the plane. >> at that point, he's probably thinking, is there a hidden camera here? what is next for carnival, the ship, and the investigation into what happened? want to bring in susan candiotti. she is in alabama where the ship will get an overhaul and thorough cleaning. it should take some time. what are investigators saying,
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susan? >> reporter: you know, susan, even before i get to that, as a very wise person once said, after listening to what those people told you, if i didn't have bad luck i would have no problem at all. talk about a problem, right? exactly. here we are with the "triumph" now at a boat yard. you see it way off in the distance over my shoulder. this is the first full day that it has been docked there, allowing investigators to spend more time as they begin to go over every inch of that engine room, for example, study the procedures that were done, look at the ship's records for past problems. and try to get to the bottom of what happened when that fire broke out on sunday. here's the coast guard investigator. >> passengers did report that on previous cruises there were some mechanical issues. that's something that we're going to go in and investigate and find out what the causes of those were. they may be completely unrelated. we don't know yesterday.
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>> reporter: now, one of those two problems that happened since january of this year involved a propulsion system aboard the ship. we can tell you that just a little while ago we were over in the area where the ship has docked, and we saw a number of buses arriving there. and they were taking crew members on and off the ship. some of whom told us that they had been working on the ship throughout the night trying to help with the cleanup effort and acknowledging that they have a lot of work on their hands. they said that carnival has been trying to do -- as best it can to get the ship back in shape, if you will. and they have a lot of work themselves to do to try to get that accomplished. it's rough going all around. still, they seem to be in pretty good spirits, susan. >> one thing we have heard is the spectacular job that the drew on board keeping the passengers calm. what else is carnival doing to repair their image or give to passengers, if you will, when were on that boat?
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>> reporter: as we heard in the beginning days after this happened, carnival cruise lines was quick to respond by offering a full refund to all the passengers as well as $500 in cash. not only that but to give them credit on future cruises. that may go a long way in convincing some people to come back to carnival. some people said v said, how can we -- people have said, chow we turn down a free cruise? on the other hand, part of the said in the lawsuit that was filed. some people saying they'd just as soon not cruise again. so we'll have to see whether time heals all wounds and whether carnival is able to come back from what happened here. >> i think jacob who had the bus break down and fly delay will fly to his next vacation. thank you. from international track star to accused murderer, we'll get a live report from south africa on what people are saying
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about the oscar pistorius story. later, a mentally disabled man is scheduled to be executed in georgia on tuesday. even one of his victims' family members say he should not die. why the state is determined to go forward with it. off so no ont us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app.
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family members of olympic star and double amputee oscar pistorius say he is numb with grief and shock as he sits in jail suspected of killing his model girlfriend. many south africans are stunned that such a celebrated athlete and hero could be charged with a horrific crime as he is. cnn has that. >> reporter: susan, oscar pistorius has spent his second night in jail after learning friday that the prosecution plans to charge him with premeditated murder. that means that they believe he intentionally killed his 29-year-old girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the hearing has been postponed until tuesday so oscar pistorius, the so-called blade runner, will remain in jail for then. meantime, saturday, today in south africa, a reality show premieres starring the slain woman. reeva shot "respect to ka island of treasure five" in jamaica last year that the producers will air.
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they've defended the decision by explaining they want the rest of south africa to appreciate and see the intelligence and beauty of reeva steenkamp. it's just the latest twist in what is already a bizarre and tragic story. susan? >> thank you. mean while, police is said there were other incidents at pistorius' home of a "domestic nature." prosecutors are charging him with premeditated murder. i asked hln's jane velez-mitchell about that. >> well, premeditation could be an outright plot, or it could be premeditation in the blink of an eye. we are hearing that reeva was shot four times. is that where they're making the case for premeditation? that he had the opportunity to stop after shooting her once. one shot was in the hand, reportedly. and then if he continues, does that constitute premeditation? we don't have all the facts, and we know from his management company that he is strongly disputing that he murdered her. but an ominous portrait is
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emerging. according to cops, there were only two people in the home. oscar and reeva. neighbors heard shouting before the shooting and, according to police, there were previous incidents of a domestic nature. the final thing, in 2009 he was accused of assault even though the charges were dropped. he slammed a door so hard that a piece of the door fell off. and that involved a female. does he have a temper problem when it comes to women? >> his agent says that oscar rejects the murder allegations, "in the strongest terms" here. but it seems as though it's another, if he is guilty of this crime, athlete fall from grace. do you think there was one oscar at home and another in the public eye? we've seen this before. >> fascinating you should say that. i just talked to a couple of people who worked with oscar and called him the most charming, gracious, soft-spoken, beautiful man.
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but in life people often present, called reaction formation, the pat of what they are as a spoke -- opposite of what they are as a smokescreen. did he have a temper behind closed doors, did he have a problem with women? of course the other possibility which has been floated in south africa is that there's such a high crime rate there and he has spoken publicly about his fear of intruders, we know he was a person who liked to shoot guns and had been to a gun range in the past several times. perhaps he thought there was an incruder in the -- intruder in the house and shot her by accident. that would be the best case scenario for him at this point. >> he was breaking down in court, sobbing and shaking. jane, do you think that it finally set in with him what happened, that he's finally coming to if you will and realizing that his girlfriend is, in fact, dead at his hands. >> oh, this is one of the most extraordinary falls from grace in -- in recent years. i mean, this makes the tiger woods scandal look like a tea party. this is somebody who goes from
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being an international icon and inspiration to everyone who has ever overcome any kind of adversity to somebody accused of the most heinous, hideous acts imaginable. it's just a complete change of storyline from a hero to an alleged monster. >> and this happened on valentine's day. it's so sad. his girlfriend, reeva, was tweeting but -- tweet being how very excited she was on it being valentine's day. do you think that will come up on the -- >> we don't know for fact, but she's tweeting the day before valentine's day that her boo, her boyfriend, oscar, made her a healthy shake. she's excited about valentine's day. then sometime before 3:00 in the morning, neighbors hear shouting and according to a newspaper in africa, she may have gone into the bathroom. that the shots may have gone
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through the bathroom door, four shots did. they have a fight, as many women do? did she lock herself in the bathroom? he says come out and she won't, and then boom, boom, boom, boom, right through the bathroom door? that's a possibility. domestic incidents are -- they fall in a narrow range. it's an argument that gets out of control, and there's a gun handy, and next thing you know somebody's dead. >> and you can watch jane velez-mitchell weeknights, 7:00 eastern on hln. it is another scoop for oprah. this time, pop star beyonce sits down with oprah for an hour special before the singer's hbo documentary airs. hear why some are calling beyonce a regular woman. , something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial.
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welcome back. singer chris brown and drake are facing off in court over a nightclub brawl in new york city. tmz is reporting brown and drake have filed lawsuits against each other in connection with a fight at new york city's wip nightclub last june. well, model romaine julian has allegedly filed a suit against both singers along with the nightclub for injuries he says he sustained during that fight. neither brown nor drake is accepting responsibility for it. they want a judge to make the decision who will pay if julian wins the lawsuit. beyonce's hbo documentary "life is but a dream" premieres tonight, 9:00 eastern time. if you can't wait, oprah has a sneak pecan hour earlier. in the exclusive interviewer with the queen of talk, she talks to beyonce and gets her to open up about her career, her marriage to rapper jay-z, and how large their family could get. that airs tonight at 8:00 eastern on own. now for more entertainment news for you. take a listen.
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♪ poker face >> that is lady gaga, of course, live in concert. something thousands of her little monsters won't see any time soon, though. the superstar shocked fans this week, canceling her "born this ball" tour because of a hip injury. she explained that she can't even walk and apologized "it will hopefully heal as soon as possible. i hate this. i hate this so much. i love you, and i'm sorry." kim serafin is senior editor at "in touch weekly" and kendra g. is key radio personality. great to talk to you both. >> great to be here. >> love the dress and the shoes, by the way. >> thank you very much. >> it let's start with lady gaga. we saw she wasn't moving as she normally does. it takes a lot, it would seem, to keep her from her fans. >> it takes a lot. in barcelona, she threw up four times and kept going in the show. lady gaga puts so much passion into her performance, her image,
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her music. i understand this, but this is god's way of saying take a break. it's been two years -- >> take a rest. >> yes. >> kim, why do you think she kept her injury a secret for the last few months? do you think she was trying to heal on her own and not talk about it? >> sure. i think that she just wanted to push through it. just look at the way she lives her life. look at her career ethic. she is such a hard worker. i think partially because of that, partially because of her fans. i mean, of course, every musician loves their fans. but with lady gaga, you really get a sense that she is so emotionally committed to her fans, more so than almost any other musician. she really gets that strength from her fans. i really think she done want to disappoint her fans. she did not want to disappoint her employees. of course, there's the money aspect, too. so i think she wanted to push through and make it through these next 20 concerts and then deal with the injury. >> speaking of another superstar on the topic, beyonce's documentary "life is but a dream" premieres tonight on time-warner's hbo. she addresses controversies like the rumor that she faked her
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pregnancy. >> right. >> what do you expect to see tonight? >> you know, i love beyonce, officially v-da hiefv-day part . we'll see her as a human being. people do not think of her as a regular woman. that's why people thought she faked her pregnancy. we'll learn she's emotional, cries, talks about her miscarriage. she'll talk about her relationship with her father. wra wait to watch it. >> again, oprah's interviewer airs at 8:00 on the own network. the hbo documentary follows at 9:00. a million-dollar reward up for grabs in the california cop killer case. is it possible that none of the people who gave information about christopher dorner will get the money? we'll investigate. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores.
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he vowed not to be take ten alive. a report shows that christopher dorner did shoot himself in the head. what happens to the big reward offered in the case? nick valencia now with the million-dollar question. you were in big bear when this went down. any word on who's going to get this reward? >> reporter: police tonight want to talk about it. i was the only reporter at the last lapd briefing to ask about the money. they ignored me. his to go off camera and have an off-camera exchange with the lapd. they told me, i don't know what's going to happen with the money. it was pulled together by so many people, more than 20 people will have a say in what happens to the money. does it go to the couple tied up by christopher dorner, does it go to the man that was carjacked or go back to the city? hundreds of hours of overtime were used to pay for the
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investigation. very, very wide manhunts in southern california. we don't know what's going to happen. could be a black eye on the already stained reputation of the lapd. >> we all know the manifesto that chris dorner wrote in terms of what he wanted to do. police say dorner also had a huge cache of weapons. what did they find? >> reporter: they found assault rifles, semiautomatic weapons. they even found ten silencers and a military grade-style helmet. this was a heavily armed individual. you read his manifesto, i did, too. he had every intention of carrying out this vendetta. and very violent -- violent spree of revenge. susan? >> nick, you were there, you felt the tension in l.a. you spoke with many lapd officers about how they were feeling during this manhunt for dorner. what was the most surprising thing that the officers said to you? >> i think most surprise thing was one lapd officer, we asked him about safety concerns, if he's taking added security precautions. he said in an exchange with his wife, his wife told him, i knew
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that your job was dangerous getting into it becoming an lapd officer. what they did not anticipate or expect was this widespread empathy and sympathy for christopher dorner that showed up on line. that, to them, was the scariest part. i even spoke to a supporter on my way back from reporting on the dorner manhunt. i was in a taxi and the driver said don't mistake our support for donor for our disdain for los angeles police department. it was shocking to not only the lapd but local residents for those that came out aggressively in support of christopher dorner. >> yeah. any man that brutally killed officers and innocent people -- shouldn't be any support for him in my opinion. thank you very much. appreciate that report. a tank storing radioactive waste is leaking at the hanford nuclear reservation. that's in washington state. it contains almost 450,000 gallons of sludge and about 150 to 300 gallons of it that's seeping out even year. this is the first tank
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documented to be leaking at the 177 tanks at the site. washington's governor says there's no immediate public health risk kbabut called on th federal government to take action fast. a nurse is suing a michigan hospital for allegedly agreeing to a man's request that african-americans not care for his baby. the lawsuit says managers at the hurley medical center reassigned the african-american nurse after the father made that request. >> it was shocking to her. she was very upset. she was very offended. she was in disbelief. >> the hospital has not responded to cnn's request for a comment. the mead your that exploded over russia -- meteor that exploded over russia was a wake-up call for scientists. does the government have a plan to intercept an asteroid on a collision course with earth? we're going to tell you. [ manager 1 ] out here in the winds,
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a brand new boardwalk is taking shape? seaside heights, new jersey. this scene of the landmark roller coaster under water was a symbol of the destruction of hurricane sandy. by memorial day, a $3.6 million project will rebuild that boardwalk. construction crews and heavy equipment pounded in the first pilings on friday. certainly symbolic there. once the mile-long boardwalk is complete, crews will add the ramps, railings, and lighting, too. a meteor streaking through the sky in a close call with an asteroid both on the same day? earth was lucky this time. do we have the ability to defend the planet from a meteor that's on a collision path? sheer lisa sylvester. lisa? >> reporter: it was something that came out of the blue. you can hear the frightening sounds [ crashing and screams ]
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>> reporter: a bright streak across the sky. an explosion and a loud bang. [ screams ] >> reporter: a meteor exploding over russia. the russian interior ministry says 1 thousand people suffer -- 1,000 people suffered injuries mostly from broken glass. scientists were rehashing what happened even as they were keeping their eye on another separate cosmic event. an asteroid passing only about 17,000 miles from earth. closer than our weather and tv satellites in space. melissa hayes-gerke is a scientist at the university of maryland where they keep a data base of asteroids and comets that could pose a problem for earth. >> we want to get a good idea of what sizes of objects are out there that could hit us and how many of each size object out there. and we're finding that the really big ones are rare which is great. but the small ones are much, much more common such as the one that passed over russia. >> reporter: while scientists can see cosmic rocks coming our way, doing something about it is the tricky part. in theory, nasa would be able to knock a threatening incoming
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asteroid off orbit so it misses earth. but there's very little precedent for that. the only thing that comes close was a 2005 mission where nasa steered a probe about the size of a coffee table into an oncoming docket, a project known as -- comet, a prooj knoject kn "deep comet." >> with the they're tess should work fine, certainly there would be details in launching a massive object into space, making sure we guide it correctly so it will hit the right spot on the asteroid to knock it appropriately off-course. >> reporter: scientists say these events, the meteor in russia and the asteroid's close call, should be a wake-up call. if the asteroid instead of missing earth had impacted, say, washington, d.c., it would have been devastating. >> if it's dense enough and could hit the earth intact, the impact crater itself would not be that big.
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but the effects from the shockwave and the heat from impact would be enough to basically wipe out everything within the beltway around d.c. >> reporter: scientists would not only need to identify that an asteroid is headed toward earth but would have to have enough time to do something about it. experts say they would need at least a couple of years to be able to work on a strategy for intercepting or diverting one, but the good news is the technology is out there. lisa sylvester, cnn, washington. >> thank you. coming up, a georgia inmate is scheduled to die on tuesday. his attorney and others say he should not be executed. we'll tell you why. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight."
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i asked hill's defense attorney, brian kammerer, and legal contributor paul callen their opinion. >> there's no dispute amongst any of the experts who have evaluated mr. hill over the last 22 years that he is mentally retarded. and so i am hoping that the board of pardons and parles on will reconsider its denial last year of clemency, and we have also filed a court action in state court to ask a judge to reconsider the mental retardation claim based on this new information. >> we were talking during the break, and you said your client, warren, is afraid. what's the next step for your client? >> mr. hill is waiting for some good news. and i would say that he's extremely anxious and frightened about the potential execution next tuesday. >> let's go to paul callen. the state of georgia has no plans yet to stay hill's planned execution. why do you think this is?
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if it is deemed that he does have a -- that he is mentally retarded, paul? >> well, when you look at the death penalty cases, you have to look at the facts of the underlying cases. that tells you a lot. he was charged originaly -- by the way, he's convicted two of murders. he's in prison for murdering his give, myra wright, confronted her on a crowded street, shot her, and pursued her and shot her again while she was on the ground 11 times. he was sentenced to life in prison. the murder that he was in prison for and that he was sentenced to death on, me murdered another inmate and did that by fashioning a two by four board with nails and beating him about the head until he was no longer recognizable. he imposed the death penalty on joseph handspike, a fellow prisoner. so when a jury looked at this and when a judge looked at this, they see a very serious murder case. at the time of trial, there are two parts to the mental retardation tested. one is what was his i.q. his
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i.q. was 70, that's borderline mental retardation. there's a second part to the test. has he adapted to society. he's -- he was in the navy. he has writing skills. people in his family described hip as a family leader and a father figure. ultimately the judge decided you know something, there's not sufficient evidence to indicate that he is truly mentally retarded. and that's why the state of georgia has fought to keep the death penalty in place in this case. >> brian, how do you respond to that? >> the reason that the judge in this case -- i would point out that the judge in this case found mr. hill to meet the criteria for mental retardation by a preponderance of the evidence in 2002. that means in legal -- lay terms, he's more likely than not mentally retarded. but that's not the standard in georgia. it's beyond a reasonable doubt. so he could not meet that standard according to the judge at the time. and the reason he could not meet that standard primarily was
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because the state doctors opined that he didn't quite meet the standard. he was borderline intellectual -- he had borderline intellectual functioning. but now, these doctors recognize having reviewed mr. hill's navy performance, having reviewed his entire background again, far more thoroughly than they had before, that in fact he is mentally retarded. >> is the -- is it one of the victim's families doesn't want him executed and jimmy carter, as well? >> that's right. the carter family expressed strong support for clemency for mr. hill's family last year. the victim, mr. handspike's family, also expressed support for clemency. >> we do want to point out that we asked georgia state attorney general sam owens to come on the show, talk about this. he declined our offer. paul, a number of people have come forward saying hill should not be executed. as i mentioned, the family of one of the victims, also former president jimmy carter. do you think that has much sway?
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>> well, you know, most -- i can't say most people, but a substantial number of people have a conscientious objection to the death penalty. i will tell you, former president jimmy carter opposes every imposition of the death penalty. but as do most death penalty opponents. so no, it doesn't surprise me that he's made this statement. and you know, the state of georgia and just to -- to disagree with his very able representative on why the appellate court upheld this sentence, they were looking at this -- two parts to the test. one is whether he can adapt to life in a sort of ordinary way. when you're judging mental retardation. they looked at the fact that he had been a seaman second class in the navy. he had gotten promotions in the navy. he can write. he can function. and in truth a lot of people in prison are of low intelligence. he's at that border of mental retardation and low intelligence. ultimately the federal court said, you know something, we're
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a navy s.e.a.l. is doing what some call the unthinkable -- he is complaining. and even though he served honorably in combat and may even be the man who killed osama bin laden, he is criticized for breaking the s.e.a.l. code. here is chris claurns. >> move, move! >> reporter: they've endured hot, cold, deadly kps. and push past unbelievable levels of pain. >> a navy s.e.a.l. would break his leg and never let you know. >> reporter: so some former s.e.a.l.s like john maguire are shocked to hear of one of their
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own, well, whining. there's an anonymous s.e.a.l. team 6 member who by some accounts fired the shots that killed osama bin laden. but that s.e.a.l. told "esquire" magazine the military has abandoned him. >> this shooter served 16 years, went on hundreds of missions, and he gets out four years early. he gets no pension. zero pension. >> reporter: the commander of all navy s.e.a.l.s is now firing back. "this former s.e.a.l. made a deliberate and informed decision to leave the navy several years short of retirement status." the military officials showed that memo to cnn but it was never meant for the public. the commander is sent it to the s.e.a.l. community in response to the shooter's accusations that he had arthritis, eye damage, and blown discs but no health care or pension. the s.e.a.l. commander says he voluntarily left the service despite the option to stay in. "claims to the contrary are false."
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>> that goes against everything we're taught. we don't complain. >> reporter: john maguire says everyone knows going in, barring catastrophic injury, you must do 20 years for a pension. >> it's rare that someone gets out at 16, but, you know, i have a lot of respect for someone who knows when they're done. >> the shooter was wrong on one account. he is going to get at least five years of health care from the va just like everyone who served in iraq or afghanistan. the navy is also promising to help him with his transition. but some say these special operations forces with the hundreds of deployments and the wear and tear on their bodies and minds, perhaps there is something that should be done for those who can't make it all the way to 20 years. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> chris, thank you. "cnn newsroom" starts at the top of the hour. deborah feyerick is here. what do you have? >> first we'll talk about this
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cosmic collision that's happening. you had the asteroid that just came within the earth's gps satellites. then the meteor that fell to earth as you're seeing there in russia, hurting more than 1,000 people. and last night there was a flash over the skies in san francisco. so we're going to be taking a look at all that, talking to a nasa expert, and also getting a live report out of russia as well. plus, our legal guys, they uls have plenty to say, as you know. >> yes. >> we'll be talking about the twisted sex tale of jodi arias and what she's testifying to on the stand as she fights for her life. she's accused of killing her boyfriend. also we'll talk about a pregnant teenager who's gotten a restraining order against her own parents. we'll give you the reason behind that. and in case you feel you haven't been putting in that exercise you need to put in, we'll talk with jillian michaels for the skinny on getting skinny. >> do not mess with her. >> she will make you cry.
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>> she will. >> also in this market, should you rent, should you buy? christine romans will have the layout for us on that. of course as always the latest breaking news that will be coming from our "newsroom" to everybody's rooms wherever they may be watching us. >> great to see you. >> you, too. us airways and american airlines will soon be one and the same. will the merger mean trouble?
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whether your best friend is a dog, a cat, or a bird, one missouri businessman says he can help you keep your pet forever. how? it's not taxidermy but freeze-drying. it only costs about $850.
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our affiliate kctv in kansas city, missouri, has all the details. >> it's not for everybody. >> reporter: fido is frozen. >> not unusual to see people weep again and cry and sometimes that's an indication that you've done a good job. >> reporter: slater resident anthony eddy started freeze-drying pets after a friend's request. now his company, eddy's wildlife studio, does close to 120 pet preservations a year. he admits it can be a difficult business. >> you have to have the right individuals working for you. >> reporter: it's not tax determine idermy, it's freeze drying a pet minus a few organs. >> tissue, facial features are still there. >> reporter: there are just a handful of guys that do it nationally. some say it's a little spooky. others are amazed just how real their passed-on pet looks. >> like this cat here, ultimately he will end up --
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it's a calico cat so he'll have three colors on his nose. i have a vacuum pump on this so we've extracted all the air pressure. >> reporter: these 15 freeze dryers run up to $40,000 each and cost eddy about $5,000 a month in electricity, so it's easy to see how popular this has become. >> calls from israel, japan. >> reporter: and freeze-drying someone's pet is not a short process. sometimes it takes between eight months to a year to freeze the animal depending on size. whether it's a large dog, a fat cat, or eve an bird, now your pet with can stay with you always. >> you get attached to the darn things. and i think everybody that has a pet can identify with that. >> that just proves people love their pets. alan shope, our thanks to him for that. walmart's stock took a nosedive friday after an internal e-mail published by bloomberg news quoted an
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executive saying that february sales were a, quote, total disaster. the news came in around 2:30 p.m. shortly after that, the stock for the world's largest retailer plummeted before making a slight recovery. tiffany is suing costco accusing the discount retailer of selling knockoff tiffany engagement rings. they say costco falsely marketed diamond rings as being tiffany jewels. the high-end jeweler wants trip it will profits costco made off the rings plus $2 million for every tiffany-style model that it sold. a deal six months in the making finally went through this week. the merger between us airways and the bankrupt american airlines. the newly formed carrier will be the world's largest, but that has some consumers worried about possible fare increases. ali velshi explains what it means for flyers. >> if regulators allow it, us airways will take over a bankrupt american airlines creating the world's biggest
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airline. the new company will keep the american airlines name, and while the deal is probably good for investors, passengers worry air fares will shoot up as competition disappears. i talked to the ceos of both companies and they said passengers will not see fare hikes. >> we're going to take two airlines that are highly complementa complementary, fly the same number of airplanes to the same number of places, which is good for the consumers of both airlines. there won't be a reduction in supply so no reason to believe there would be an increase in pricing. >> so why would we take the ceos' word for it? prices for an average domestic economy air fare have dropped since 1979 from $595 then to $365, though they have started to tick up a little lately. at the same time, the number of airlines has been shrinking. just after airline deregulation came into effect, there were 20 major airlines in the u.s. by 1990, there were only 12 in operation. today just seven. with usair and american merging
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we'll be down to six. usai and american don't have a lot of overlapping routes or hubs. in the end, there will be about eight routes out of the 900 or so that will only be served by one airline. susan? >> ali velshi, thank you. cnn "newsroom" continues now with deborah feyerick. deb? >> hey there, susan. looking at that freeze-dried pet thing -- >> not over it. >> we can't exactly figure out what to make of that. thanks so much. enjoy the rest of the afternoon. hi, everyone. 12:00 p.m. on the east coast, 9:00 a.m. on the west. i'm deborah feyerick in for fredricka whitfield. if you're just tuning in, thanks for joining us. we have so much coming up for you. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." a surprising announcement at the vatican today. a spokesman says the cardinals who will choose a successor to pope benedict xvi could meet sooner than first planned. the vatican says the date could move up with all the cardinals are in rome.
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117 cardinals, 67 appointed by pope benedict himself, will choose his replacement after he steps down on february 28th. in california, authorities say it appears cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, making good on his vow he would not be taken alive. autopsy results show dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records confirm the body found in the basement of that burned out cabin was dorner's. more on that week-long manhunt and who gets the million-dollar reward. half a world away, authorities are investigating the murder of a top model found dead valentine's day at the home of her boyfriend, oscar pistorius. pistorius sobbed uncontrollably as he was charged with premeditated murder in the death of reeva steenkamp. charges that he denies. pistorius is in jail. family members say he is numb with grief and shock. steenkamp is starring in a reality show that premiered today in south africa.
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you knew this would happen. the first passenger stranded aboard the carp value triumphs suing. the lawsuit blames the company for negligence and fraud. casey terry called her cruise, quote, a floating hell and also, quote, a floati ining toilet. that made her fear for her health and safety. she's seeking unspecified damages. carnival says it hasn't seen the lawsuit and can't comment. the travel nightmare didn't end for some of the passengers even after they finally got off the ship in mobile, alabama. a bus taking them to new orleans broke down on the highway. >> basically we were driving down the road, thinking that we're going to get this warm bed, we're going to have a hot shower, have a good meal, and he starts pulling over to the side of the road, rat nlg the back. he gets out and a belt's come loose, you know. we're there for about an hour before we could take off and we don't get in until 5:00 a.m. >> just can't catch a break. it wasn't over yet when the
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jacob made it to the airport. his plane to galveston, texas, didn't take off for hours. >> but we get on this flight that's supposed to leave at 8:30. i'm on my phone and not paying attention. then all of a sudden i look down at my watch and it's 9:30, 9:45. hour and 15 minute past when we were supposed to leave. we finally took off and i didn't know what happened. when i landed, shelly, one of my friends on board, said i can't believe it happened to us again. she was on the bus. she said it was electrical problem and that's what caused the delay and it just -- you know, it's a domino effect. ship wreck, the bus breaks, then the plane. >> combs says now he's going to enjoy the sun and kick back at the beach for a little bit before heading back to work. he needs a vacation from his last vacation. the lawsuit is only the start of carnival's problems. everybody wants to know what started the fire that led to the very serious nightmare cruise. kanld ka
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susan candiotti has the latest. what's the process? how long do think they this investigation will take? >> reporter: it could take some time. the lights are back on on the triumph but carnival cruise lines tells us that the ship is operating under emergency power as it is sitting here in a boat yard while a team of investigators tries to figure out the source of the engine fire that brought that cruise to a screeching halt on sunday. for example, this team of members from the u.s. coast guard as well as from the national transportation safety board wants to know whether that fire actually did originate in the engine room or possibly in some other system of the ship. that may take some time to figure out. we've also learned that, you know, there was a separate engine room that possibly they could have turned to to restore power. however, investigators tell us that that move could have been risky. >> and in this case, they may have been able to restore power
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but the safe thing to do was to tow the vessel back into port rather than try to reenergize a power system that was damaged by fire. >> reporter: included in the other things they'll examine, something called a voyage data recorder which preserves all the conversations that took place on the bridge of the ship as well as all the other systems in place. everything that hammed on board that ship. of course they'll also be looking at the procedures that were taken. to address this fire, whether everyone did what they were supposed to do. and in the end, deborah, this investigation could take a year to complete. back to you. >> susan, one question. it's not the ntsb's jurisdiction necessarily, but so many people were talk about the smell and the stench and the water. how are they going to clean this up from an environmental aspect to make sure that there aren't any germs that people can get sick from in the future?
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>> reporter: well, of course it's going to be a huge undertaking. we can tell you for one thing we saw crew members being bussed to and from the ship this very day, and i talked with them. they told us that they were part of the cleanup operation. so this will be part of of course a huge undertaking and naturally the ship has to undertake extensive repairs. carnival says they haven't even decided when that will start or where that will take place. deborah? >> susan candiotti in mobile, alabama. thanks very much. it is just extraordinary to watch. first it was a flash across the sky, then sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after a spectacular meteor blast shook russia's euro region. more than 1,000 people have been injured, most of them from shattered glass.
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our phil black is in the area of russia where this all happened. this is western siberia. phil, how much damage are we talking about? it is minus 4 degrees fahrenheit. it's got to be freezing there. >> reporter: yeah, it's freezing stuff at the moment, deborah. the damage is wide and vast and extensionive but fortunately not particularly substantial. it means a lot of homes, a lot of buildings over a wide area had windows blown out but that's largely about it. so that cleanup and repair operation is already under way. we're talking a bill somewhere around the $300 million. >> when you think about it, clearly people must have been so panicked once they heard that boom. are you getting a sense of the people who were there and also just what they thought this might be? because we're hearing reports that it was multiple times the power, the sheer force of an atomic bomb.
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>> reporter: what the people are talking about here is the fear, the terror they felt. first of all, when they saw the bright flashes in the sky, those scary looking trails of smoke, and then moments after that, that awesome boom, that very powerful shock wave that was responsible for the blowing out windows, knocking people off their feet, injuring so many people. they say at that moment there was panic, terror, chaos. they did not think it was natural. they thought it was man made, a weapons test gone wrong, a nuclear accident or some sort of military attack. >> really puts things into perspecti perspective. phil black for us in russia. we'll come back to you in a short while. thanks so much. we turn our attention to san diego, where a popular mayor, that's her right there, authorities say maureen o'connor ended up with a major gambling problem to the tune of, listen to this, $8 billion, with a b. and should this couple get a reward in the case of accused
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former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. faces charges of misusing campaign funds. that is a federal offense. his wife, sandy jackson, a former chicago city alderman, is accused of filing false tax
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returns. investigators say jackson diverted $750,000 for personal use by, among other thing, a rolex watch and several furs. a former san diego mayor has admitted to taking $2 million from her late husband's charity to fund a casino gambling debt. prosecutors say she won and lost over $1 billion at casinos over nine years. now maureen o'connor's lawyer is blaming her gambling addiction on a brain tumor. >> this was not, we think, simply a psychiatric problem or a character defect, because there is substantial evidence that during this same time there was a tumor growing in her brain. >> if o'connor repays the misappropriated charity money within two years she could possibly avoid prosecution. "los angeles times" san diego bureau chief tony perry is live for us in san diego. tony, you've covered o'connor
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for years. what was your immediate reaction when you heard about the debt, about the amount, and about the brain tumor? >> reporter: absolutely stunned. any of us who knew maureen as mayor between 1996 and 2002 were stunned. if i saw her in a casino, i thought, yeah, she probably had a dixie cup of nickels. to find out she'd been a high roller, losing a billion dollars over a decade, we're all stunned. >> o'connor was married to the founder of jack-in-the-box restaurants, the chain, until his death in 1994. she says she went through a tough time after that. did you see a change in her just from a personality aspect? was she sad or withdrawn or anything like that? >> reporter: the people who were even closer to her than us reporters said yes. when he died in '94 theirs was a unique relationship. he was 30 years older. but they were very close. and he died and that left her alone and then some of her
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closest friends, newspaper publisher helen copley, mercedes mccambridge, the actress, they all died in the early part of the last decade and she withdrew even more than normal. and even her close friends said they couldn't get her on the telephone. apparently she was in the grips of this gambling addiction. >> o'connor told reporters after a court hearing that there were essentially two maureens, maureen number one and maureen number two, the second who didn't know about the tumor. what do you make of that? prosecutors are going to say that doesn't matter. what do you make of it? >> reporter: well, the prosecution, the federal prosecutors don't confirm the idea that it was only the brain tumor that made her go on this billion-dollar gambling binge. however, they concluded that her health has declined so severely that at age 66 she really couldn't go through a trial and that she might die during trial and then where would the prosecution be.
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with that in mind, they cut a deal, deferred prosecution two years, repay that $2 million to the foundation so it can once again resume giving money to medical research and such. now, she's got a lawsuit pending against a german bank that helped finance the purchase of one of the properties that she unloaded. if she wins that, indeed, she could get the money to pay that restitution. >> my understanding, also, though, is right now given that she had so much money in the past, now she is virtually bankrupt. is that accurate? >> reporter: her lawyer says she burned through the inheritance from the husband, $40 million to $50 million, and is now destitute, living with one of her sisters in la jolla. >> just remarkable. clearly she did so much for the city of san diego. tony perry from "los angeles times," thank you so much. we appreciate your joining us. >> reporter: certainly. >> well, new twists in the salacious murder trial of jodi arias. find out what she wanted the judge to do this week and he said absolutely not. and fitness guru jillian
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california police were able to find this killer ex-cop with the help of tips from people who were unlucky enough to run into him. will they get the million dollar-plus reward from the case? avery friedman and richard herman. this is one of the biggest questions in the aftermath of christopher dorner's death, who gets the money. the city of los angeles has offered a million dollars, and they got 1,000 calls after they offered that reward. now, a couple of people, karen reynolds and her husband, jim, they're the one who is called 911 after being tied up and having their car stolen. then also another man hijacked by dorner. a picture of him there.
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talk about the fine print. this is where we get into trouble. the reward is for information leading to dorner's capture and conviction. well, obviously he killed himself, so there was technically no real capture. avery, how much of an impact will this have if los angeles doesn't make good on the reward? >> it would be a terrible public relations marketing issue but legally i think it's an overcaffeinated argument, the idea that you need to show identification and apprehension and conviction or leading to the capture, which presumes that he was still alive. look, when this was formulated, deb, the idea was to get the citizens involved, and it worked. so the reality is that even the police commissioner's spokesperson says, look, look, look, take it easy. number one, we have to get the money in the bank. two, we need to get applications. three, the commissioner has to make a recommendation to city council. so at the end of the day, someone's going to get some kind of reward.
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if someone'sba banking on goingo the bahamas on this, that's not going to happen. but i am certain the city of los angeles will make good on its promise to take care of the tipsters. >> interesting point you make, and that is the money is not even yet in the bank. richard herman, while city officials are trying to figure out who's getting the money, one of the men who was carjacked spoke to our randi kaye. listen to what he had to say. >> did anybody believe he would be captured and convicted, i don't think so. i think they put that in there to have an out for later. going to talk to the a lawyer today, start the process. i know i have to file a claim first. >> how do they divide it up? there are some people who phoned in some good tips and that's exactly why this reward was made. how does this play out? >> deb, all these people that phoned in, they're going to have to charge it to the game. the law is clear on this. it's contract law. it's basic contract law. capture and conviction. clear, express terms.
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capture and conviction. not just capture or not just conviction. so here nobody complied with that. so therefore l.a., california, they're not required to turn over a dollar. now, as avery said, public relations, the l.a. police has taken a lot of hits over the years. they may want in good faith to put a pool together. there were 20 different organizations that contributed to the total of $1 million. it would be very nice, a nice gesture, a gesture to turn over part of those funds to these people that were instrumental in the capturing or location of this guy because everyone feared for their lives and nobody -- they weren't even sure they got them till they checked his dental records. it would be a nice gesture by california to do this. >> no question. and clearly also you don't want people stopping and thinking, gee, hmm, do i call in next time i see some perp that's wanted
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because i'm not sure whether i'm going to get the million or not? i want to move on to jodi arias. i have to say i am now increasingly watching this case. she was back on the stand this week with the murder trial. she's accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, in the face, and then stabbing him 29 times. one of the key issues jurors are going to have to decide, was this death premeditated? so richard, let me start with you. this is a woman by all -- you know, by all account who is had a gun, had a knife, and went to arias -- went to alexander's home that night. what do you think? >> yeah. drove hours with the weapons with her on her possession. ice going to be interesting testimony this week, deb, because the case is going to lay out this week. and everyone can't wait to hear her version of what happened that night. so is she absolutely a cold-blooded murderer, cold-blooded, or is she the victim of an aggressive, sexual
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deviant who controlled her and who was violent to the level of requiring her to use self-defense in order to put him down. listen, any of the talking heads out there who are saying they know the answer here, she's got no chance, no chance, i just say one word, one name -- casey anthony. nobody know what is they're talking about on any of these shows yet. we are in the third inning of a nine-inning game. we're in the first quarter of a four-quarter game. nobody can -- >> but -- >> avery, jump in. >> compelling testimony. >> i'm not so sure. avery, let me set this up. i'm not so sure it is that compelling. i see a woman who's very conflicted about a relationship she had that turned bad. what is your sense about this? >> battered woman. >> well, i mean, she's talking about broken fingers and abuse, and, you know, at the same time, there's been echd, deb, that talks about her obsessive personality and it talks about,
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i think, what's so compelling where things are, if i'm juan martinez, the prosecutor, i understand that part of it. the thing that i'm in agreement with is, yes, that's right. i don't care who you are, if you're doing commentary or analysis, you don't know what's in the mind of the jurors. that's true. on the other hand, prosecutors have been very careful and looking at the roadmap. 72 hours, deb. this woman drove 3,000 miles including picking up the gas cans, and that goes to the issue of premeditation. so while i do agree that no one knows what's in the head of the jurors, there is very, very powerful premeditation evidence that surfaced already, and i think this case, you know, rises or falls on what we see coming up starring on tuesday. >> yeah, include the saddest part the alexander family, who's in that courtroom and he's not there to defend himself or even argue counter to what she's saying. she's fighting for her life because she's admitted to the killing. guys, we'll have you back in 20 minutes.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm deborah feyerick in for fredricka whitfield. thanks for being with us this afternoon. these are the top stories. checking stories from around the world, people in russia cleaning up the damage after a meteor fell over the ural mountain region. local officials have estimated the damage at over $33 million. the meteor blast left more than 1,000 people injured. divers are looking for pieces of the meteor in a frozen lake but have not found any traces. a tank storing radioactive waste is leaking in washington state. it contains almost 450,000 gallons of sludge and about 150 to 300 gallons of it is seeping out each year. washington's governor says there's no immediate public health risk but did call on the federal government to address the problem quickly. president obama's calling on congress to pass laws to reduce gun violence. during an appearance at a
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chicago high school, he said 65 out of 443 victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under the age of 18. he also said children from violence-plagued communities need help and opportunities to get ahead. these stories are trending on the web. facebook admits it was hacked recently. but its billion subscribers, they can breathe easy. the company says no data was compromised. facebook calls it a sophisticated attack that took place in january. apparently some employees visited a website that opened the door for the hackers. facebook is the largest social network in the world. police are charging an idaho man with slapping a 2-year-old boy on a delta flight as it landed in atlanta. joey ricky huntley is accused of yelling a racial slur at the child and his mother when the boy started to cry. he then allegedly turned around and slapped the child in the face. he's charged with assault. if you're searching for a
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well, we're only a few weeks in to 2013, and i bet you're all eating right and exercising just like you promised yourself you would do this year. wait, what? you're not either? unfortunately i'm not also. but i think a workout with america's toughest trainer might just motivate you. >> quicker, quicker, quicker. go, pop, pop, pop, pop. and back. fast. go. go, go, go. >> jillian michaels has spurred
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contestants, even driving them to tears, to shed pounds on the reality show "the biggest loser." many have read her books and clicked on her website. now she's got a new book called "slim for life." jillian, i want to get right to this book because it is fascinating to read some of this and to kind of understand. the basic premise is you've got to burn more calories than you consume. but that is not an easy thing to do. >> no, it's not. it is that simple but so many people struggle with it. so what i wanted to do with this book is give them simple strategies that will automatically allow them to eat less of the bad foods, more of the good foods, make it affordable, make it accessible and deal with dieting dilemmas and pitfalls like hunger, crave, plateaus and so on. >> you also go through a lot of myths in this book. vegetarians don't necessarily lose weight more quickly. diet soda not necessarily a good thing. talk about some of the biggest myths. >> gosh, they go on and on. those are two good ones.
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another example might be six small meals a day boos your metabolism. absolutely not true. talk to any endocrinologist or biochemist. when you're eating throughout the day, you have blood sugar surging throughout the day which means you'll be releasing insulin throughout the day. insulin's job, take sugar out of the blood, if it's not being used, store it as a fat. that's a terrible strategy for weight loss. eat every four hours, breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, that's it. >> people look at you. you are gorgeous, you are in shape, and they don't really understand that as a teenager you also struggled with your own weight issues. we've got a picture of that. >> uh. >> what changed the game for you? >> such a great question. i got into martial arts when i was about 13 years old and when i was about 15 i had a kind of rock bottom moment in the studio when i was training and i was forced to make a decision whether i was going to commit to myself and the process or no longer continue to learn martial
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arts. i decided that it was too important to me and i was too important and i needed to make that change for myself. i think when off large amount of weight to lose you need to have that rock bottom moment where you decide that there's nowhere to go but up, that nothing's going to stop you no matter what it takes or what it requires. that's what it was for me. >> you're like everybody. you're busy,ou've got children. do you find it hard now to find time to exercise? because i try to do ten minutes of ab work every night and i can't even do that sometimes. >> that's a big part of the reason i wrote this book, because after becoming a mom, i can truly appreciate that between work and parenthood and everything in between i get it. you're not getting to the gym five times a week. there's no hope and prayer of that. you don't have the time to make every meal. so what i wanted to do is say, all right, when you do get to the gym, give me four 30-minute sessions, try the following strategies to get yourself the best results in the shortest period of time or, okay, you are going through a drive-through. if you do, these are the choices
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you can make to better your health even though it's not an ideal choice. because, yes, it has been so much harder to take care of myself and i have a completely new perspective on it. totally different perspective on it now. >> exactly right. jillian michaels, "slim for life." i am looking forward to reading it and getting more tips. baby steps. a little at a time. catch jillian later today with dr. sanjay gupta at 4:30 on cnn. of course on "the biggest loser" every monday night on nbc at 8:00 p.m. appreciate you being here with us. >> thank you. well, recent heavy snowfall is good news for ski resorts. holly ferfer shows us how to make the most of the trip on the slopes in this "on the go." >> is the cold weather wearing you down? try a new view from a pair of skis. >> right now is a great time to go skiing, perfect time nap's when the base is big and you're
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the nba's top players are in houston weekend were the all-star game. yahoo! sports is reporting a deal could send boston celtics big man kevin garnett to the los angeles clippers is being discussed. boston would get eric bledsoe and andre jordan in the deal. garnett has a no-trade clause in his contract. lebron james says no one's career should be defined by how many championship rings they've won. it appears to be a retort to michael jordan's remarks that kobe bryant has had a better career because he's won more titles. ryan braun's name appears on the list of those who received performance-enhancing drugs. the list was compiled by a b biogen cysts of america founder. he says he has nothing to hide and is cooperating with investigators. for more sports news, check out
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bleacherreport.com. home prices are rising across the country. the national association of realtors reports median home prices in the fourth quarter rose at the highest year to year rate in seven years. christine romans looks at the golden combination of low mortgage rates, rising rents, and life changes that are driving the trend. >> reporter: it's moving day for kelly and dino. this two-bedroom apartment in new york city got tight once their son christian came along. now the family is wrapped up and ready to leave the big city. >> luckily for us we found a really great house for a decent price. probably a little more than we wanted to spend but for what i think several years we would have paid we got a good deal. >> plus the rates have made it hard not to say yes. >> with good credit and a 20% down payment the couple locked in a 3.5% rate for a 30-year loan. mortgage rates have come down steadily the past several years. at the same time rents in major
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cities have gone up. a trend that's expected to continue this year. >> there's a shift toward wanting to rent, and there's a shortage of rental properties. that seems to be what's happening. >> reporter: home ownership was 69% at its peak in 2004. it's dropped to just about 65%. but for this family, more room and low rates were too good to pass up. so over the bridge they go and to this five-bedroom single-family home in new jersey. >> i think it's what the american dream is about. this is what i look for. look what i can show for it and it's mine. i don't have to leave at the end of my lease. i actually own this place. >> reporter: like generations of americans before them, they see this house as an investment. the family hopes to grow into it in more ways than one. >> you're not only owning and building a house, you're building a family. >> i would definitely move for that house. a woman fired from her job for using medical marijuana is taking her fight to court.
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from getting an abortion. but a 16-year-old argues it also gives her a right to choose to keep the pregnancy. avery friedman in cleveland, richard herman in las vegas. the teenager is suing her parents saying they tried to force her to get an abortion. the girl even saying her man was planning to slip her the abortion pill, the day after pill. the teen's lawyers get a temporariry restraining order against her parents. they say this teen has rights like everybody else. take a listen. >> we were asking the judge to stop them from physically forcing her to have an abortion. she's legally protected so they cannot drag her to an abortion clinic and force an abortion on ore client. >> fascinating case. this is a minor. why don't her parents have any input into whether she can keep the baby or not? avery, let's start with you. >> well, i agree. i this case is absolutely
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amazing. constitutionally the answer to the question is that the parents do have a certain right. the issue is the anti-abortion group is arguing this is roe v. wade, the woman's right to choose. but that's 50% of what the supreme court really said. justice blackmon, who wrote the opinion, was the former general counsel of the mayo clinic and dealt with science and the right to doctors. the texas case has nothing to do with that. so what the group did is brought it in state court rather than federal court, trying to convince the local judge. judge granted a temporary restraining order. ultimately we have to see whether or not the full-blown understanding of roe v. wade, that is, the involvement of a patient and doctor, will be involved. in this case it is not. >> but so, richard, let me ask you then. in terms of obviously the doctor being involved in all of this, do you see this case as being a precedent-setting case or is that giving it too much weight, richard? >> the precedent has already established that in another case
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it says a teenaged woman has a right to determine whether or not she wants to keep the child or not. so it's a combination of roe v. wade and that case. that's the legal basis. based on that she's going to be allowed to keep this child. now, when we have shows like "16 and pregnant" which espouses culture that it's cool for a 16 or a teenager to have a child, it ain't cool. and we have this group, this texas center for defense of life, i wonder if they're going to be around to help support and care for this child when this teen mom wants to go out and party with her friends. >> it's relevant. you have to wonder whether the parents are basically going to be left raising another child, which makes it not their issue but their daughter's issue. >> they're not going to. >> but it's a privacy right that's on the line here. i think it's a misreading of roe, burr it's clearly a privacy right.
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that's what i think the case intends to test. >> okay. let's switch gears a little bit. another great case, a woman in maine is suing the temp agency adecco saying she was fired for using medical marijuana. the state aclu and a local attorney have filed the suit on behalf of brittney thomas. she's got back pain, says she switched from a stronger addictive narcotics to medical marijuana after talking to a doctor. this brings up a lot of different issues because now that marijuana is front and center in a lot of states with different laws in different areas, we're going to have different rules coming up. so richard, what do you think? how does this play out, richard? >> well, the state may legalize it but it is still illegal under federal law. that's for starters. >> that's right. >> next, can an employer say you can't work because you have a prescription for medical marijuana, they probably can't do that legally. but let's look at it realistical
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realistically, take a step back. if the woman has chronic back problems, nerve root impingement, that's a serious back issue. she needs to take meds to get rid of the pain. her med is marijuana. if she comes to work taking her marijuana and getting loaded at work, she can't work. what's the ploemployer to to? if someone is whacked out on percocets, they'll send her home too. same thing. >> this woman says look, she is not going to be using marijuana when she's on the job. >> wrong. she is. >> but what if -- avery, what if she were using oxycodone? does that make it better? or heavier medications? >> well, the difference is that this is controlled. the irony is that you know what her job was? she was constructing smoke detectors. of course she's taking her marijuana. but the bottom line is, the reason the case is fascinating is, one, it does involve disable, so there are federal laws. maine, when they passed the law,
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said if it violates federal law, an employer does reserve that right. there's a federal appeals decision that says where a state like michigan, for example, like maine, has a law that makes marijuana for medical purposes okay, it's still legal to fire an employee if you can't pass a drug test. so we are smack dab in the middle of a stunning area of law where just to the beginning of where the courts are ultimately going to go. whether it gets to the supreme court, nobody knows p. >> this is fascinating. >> right at the beginning. >> richard, you said federal law says no, but even in colorado, which passed a law, now you could actually go to a club and get marijuana, get pot, you know, in colorado they've said, hey, federal government, keep your hands off our state, richard. how does this end? >> the federal government wins. supremacy clause. they win in all the states. what about these laws about these medical marijuana places? i'm very impressed. >> oh, well, yes.
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we reported that story a couple months ago. that's why i know all about this stuff. >> exactly. >> we're right at the beginning. >> it will be fascinating to watch, all of these various cases. thanks so much, our legal guys here every saturday at this time to give us their take on the most intriguing legal kalss of the day. avery friedman, richard herman. well, a nurse is suing a michigan hospital for racial discrimination. we'll tell you why she says the hospital kept her from caring for one particular patient. (music throughout) why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the sonata turbo. from hyundai.
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here's a lock at some of the top stories this hour. the vatican is considering moving up the date to choose a successor for pope benedict xvi. the conclave could start before march 14th if all the cardinals are already in rome. 117 cardinal electoring will choose the new pope after
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benedict retires on february 28th. a nurse is suing a michigan hospital for allegedly agreeing to a man's request that african-americans not care for his baby. the lawsuit says managers at the hurley medical center reassigned the african-american nurse after the father made the request. the hospital has not responded to cnn's request for a comment. wall mar's stock took a nosedive on friday after an internal e-mail published by bloomberg news quoted an executive saying february sales were a, quote, total disaster. the stock for the world's largest retailer plummeted shortly after that before making a slight recovery. walmart reports its fourth-quarter earnings next week. later this afternoon, join me for all the latest news, plus we'll take fashion week to the next level with high-tech clothing. dr. sanjay gupta will give us his diagnosis on lady gaga's injury. got to hear about that. and i go shooting with rocker and gun activist ted